I am an experienced career coach, educator, writer, community builder, and dream strategist.
Having worked with people who were in different stages of life, I have developed a strong appreciation for the unique reasons that each individual has for pursuing educational, professional, and personal growth. After working in career development at diverse institutions, I understand that people seeking growth need to analyze their experiences both through individualistic and systemic frameworks. By marrying these complementary perspectives in my work, I coach each person with a holistic approach.
My Lived Experience
As the daughter of immigrants, I know what it is like to see people work diligently, meticulously, and strategically for their dreams. This is why I call myself a dream strategist. I have learned how to strategize in reaching dreams since I was a kid. Based on my experiences, I believe that people can be both aspirational and pragmatic while working toward their goals.
Since I was a child growing up in Chicago, I witnessed how my parents and other family members networked and built community to support each other’s success. This is how I learned the value of community. It is also how I became a strong networker and community builder in both my career and personal life.
My parents instilled the importance of education and career development in me from a young age. Because of this, I have prioritized education—both inside and outside of the classroom—my whole life. This upbringing inspired me to become an educator, career coach, and writer.
My Educational Experience
During college, I enjoyed analyzing intercultural perspectives on systems so much that I pursued academic programs that reflected this interest. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and minors in sociology and Spanish. After a few years of working in higher education and civic engagement programs, I attended Harvard Graduate School of Education and earned a Master of Education in Higher Education.
I continue to be a lifelong learner through my membership with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and through a variety of interdisciplinary resources.
My Professional and Leadership Experience
For more than 14 years, I have committed my professional life to the educational success and career development of a wide range of individuals in an array of institutions. These settings include Harvard University, Wellesley College, Boston University, Simmons University, and JobNet Career Center.
In addition to my experience at these institutions, I have served as a member on the board of directors for Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment (Harvard GlobalWE), hotline counselor for Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), and mentor for Year Up. Through these leadership experiences, I have devoted myself to cultivating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments in the world of work and beyond.
Learning About Your Experience
I told you about myself, and now I would like to learn about you. Regardless of where you are in your educational, professional, and personal development, I want to partner with you to build your action plan.